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Werner Peak: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for Werner Peak in Antarctica, as supplied by the US military intelligence in electronic format, including the geographic coordinates and place name in various forms, latin, roman and native characters, and its location in its respective country's administrative division.

Feature Name (see definition): Werner Peak

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 16426

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
68° 43' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
065° 14' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.7166667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -65.2333333

Elevation (see definition): 1550

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1962

Description (see definition): The highest (1,550 m) and most conspicuous peak on the SE side of Mercator Ice Piedmont. The peak rises just E of the N end of Norwood Scarp. A steep rock ridge on its N side is easily recognizable from any point on the ice piedmont. Photographed from the air by the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS) on Sept. 28, 1940. Surveyed by Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1958. Named by UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) after Johannes Werner (1468-1528), German astronomer and mathematician who probably first (1514) suggested the method of lunar distances for determining longitude.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

NOTE: The information regarding Werner Peak in Antarctica on this page is published from the data supplied by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a member of the Intelligence community of the Antarctica, and a Department of Defense (DoD) Combat Support Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Werner Peak should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

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